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1

What is worship?

An act of expressing love, devotion or respect to God

2

What is liturgical worship?

Worship that follows a set patterns of words

3

What is non-liturgical worship?

Worship that is flexible and free, which doesn't follow a set pattern of words

4

What are the advantages of liturgical worship?

-familiar words are comforting
-words have been authorized by the Church
-service is always the same length
-gives a sense of unity and community

5

What are the advantages of non-liturgical worship?

-gives people a freedom to express themselves
-more personal and meaningful to each individual
-flexible (eg. the service can be changed in certain circumstances)

6

What are the seven sacraments in Catholism?

baptism
confirmation
eucharist
marriage
taking holy orders
reconciliation
anointing the sick

7

What is baptism?

When a person formally becomes a member of a church
can be full immersion (being dunked in water) or infant baptism (being baptised as a baby by pouring water over the child's head)

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What is confirmation?

When someone who has already been baptised chooses to restate the promises made at their baptism to confirm their beliefs and that they are a member of the church

9

What is eucharist?

Holy Communion or Mass
The way Christians remember the last supper by sharing bread and wine (symbolic of Jesus's body and bread sacrificed for them)

10

What is marriage?

The legal union of a man and woman who promise before God to love each other for the rest of their lives

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What is taking holy orders?

Becoming a deacon, priest or bishop

12

What is reconciliation?

When a person confesses their sins to a priest in order to be forgiven by God

13

What is anointing the sick?

When an ill person is prayed for and anointed with oil

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What is prayer?

a way of communicating to God

15

What is the purpose of prayer?

thanksgiving
contrition
worship
supplication
intercession

16

What is contrition (in prayer)?

telling God what you have done wrong and asking for forgiveness

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What is supplication (in prayer)?

asking God for something

18

What is intercession (in prayer)?

asking God to help other people

19

What is pilgrimage?

A journey taken to strengthen their faith, usually to a religious or holy place

20

Why do Christians go on pilgrimage?

-to get closer to God
-to find time for prayer
-to learn more about faith
-to have a spiritual experience
-to seek a cure

21

Name some important pilgrimage sites for Christians

Jerusalem
Iona
Taize
Walsington

22

What is Holy week?

the week leading to Easter Sunday
including: Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday

23

Name some Christian celebrations

Easter
Advent
Lent
Christmas

24

What is evangelism?

Sharing the Christian faith

25

What is the purpose of missionary work?

spreading Jesus' teachings
evangelism
establishing/running churches and schools
working among poorer communities to improve their lives

26

Why is evangelism important?

Jesus commanded his disciples to "go into all the nations to spread the world of God"
brings new Christians into the church
enables more people to have a relationship with God
helps give the suffering hope
encourages other Christians to talk about their faith

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What is a parish?

community of Christians in the same area with at least one Church

28

How does the local Church support the community?

through...
-education
-evangelism
-supporting those in need
-social justice
-community spaces

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What are the roles of the Church?

-to help those in need
-to spread the gospel to everyone
-to bring Christian communities together
-missionary work
-encourage peace/harmony between individuals and communities

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What is ecumenism?

a movement trying to create unity and friendship between different Christian denominations to reduce conflict between denominations and to give Christians a better understanding of what other Christians believe